Sunday, 12 June 2011

A History visit- Hyde Park Barracks

A day off from teaching so we walked to Macquarie street- so many steep streets in Sydney!
We spent several hours immersing ourselves in convict history.  The Irish immigrants- the orphan girls really grabbed my attention and the ratcombs of course and their fragments of rags and broken objects.

But those sewing objects, the need to repair, to sustain, to start in a new land really spoke to me.
And the lists, the legacy of institutionalism in a new life- reached out through the corrugations of time.

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